Joe Walsh (Irish politician)

Irish politician

Joseph "Joe" Walsh (1 May 1943 – 9 November 2014) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South–West. He was first elected as a TD at the 1977 general election.

Joe Walsh
Minister for Agriculture and Food
In office
26 June 1997 – 29 September 2004
TaoiseachBertie Ahern
Preceded byIvan Yates
Succeeded byMary Coughlan
In office
11 February 1992 – 15 December 1994
TaoiseachAlbert Reynolds
Preceded byMichael Woods
Succeeded byIvan Yates
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1982 – May 2007
In office
June 1977 – June 1981
ConstituencyCork South-West
In office
12 October 1981 – 26 February 1982
ConstituencyCultural and Educational Panel
Personal details
Joseph Ian Walsh

(1943-05-01)1 May 1943
Ballineen, County Cork, Ireland
Died9 November 2014(2014-11-09) (aged 71)
Wilton, Cork, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)Marie Walsh
EducationSt Finbarr's College, Cork
Alma materUniversity College Cork

He lost his seat in 1981 but regained it again in 1982 and served as a TD until retiring at the 2007 general election. He served as Minister for Agriculture and Food on two occasions (1992–1994 and 1997–2004).[1]

Walsh died on 9 November 2014 in Wilton, Cork, Ireland, aged 71.[2]


  1. "Mr. Joe Walsh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  2. "Former agriculture minister Joe Walsh dies". RTÉ News. 9 November 2014.